Monday, November 18, 2019

Shamanic Healing of the Earth

Miracles do not happen in contradiction to nature,
but only in contradiction to that which is known in nature.
St. Augustine

In 1998, at the end of a three-month drought in the Amazonian jungle of Brazil, devastating fires broke out 1500 miles northwest of Brasilia. The normally humid rain forest had turned bone-dry after months of no rain as a result of the influence of El NiƱo. Destruction was so widespread that the United Nations declared the fire a disaster without precedent on the planet. After three months of firefighters from all over South America battling the fire to no avail, two Caiapo Indian shamans were flown in to say a few prayers and dance around a bit as a last ditch effort to combat mother nature. After two days the heavens opened up and buckets of rain poured in the jungle enough to extinguish 90% of the fire immediately.

With the recent devastating fires in California, maybe what we need is a bit of shamanic prayer and dancing to restore balance. Bring in some experienced weather-modification experts. Or, with the increasing patterns of critical climate change so evident across our planet these days, perhaps it is time for each of us to raise our own awareness of the world we live in, individually and collectively, to find a state of peace, balance, and harmony within each of us first and foremost. As within, so without. Perhaps it is time we become our own shamans, and create miracles to solve our own self-made crises.

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